ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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BOTANIST FEATURED IN MORONGO VALLEY’S “LUNCH IN THE PARK”

“Lunch in the Park” in Morongo Valley will feature a well-known local botanist. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Well-known local botanist Robin Kobaly will be the guest speaker Wednesday for Lunch in the Park in Morongo Valley. Kobaly will be speaking on “magical mesquite” starting at noon. Every

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MORONGO VALLEY BURRITO BREAKFAST BENEFITS FIRE ENGINE FUND

The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary will hold a burrito breakfast fundraiser Saturday, March 21. The fundraiser will include breakfast of burritos filled with eggs, potatoes, cheese, meat or veggie sausage; an art show by the Art Colony of Morongo Valley, and raffles. Breakfast is from 8 to 11 and is

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks’ the agenda…..

At tonight’s 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District directors will consider several items of new business including a wood chipper ownership agreement between the District and the Fire Safe Council,

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YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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ONE ARREST AFTER A MORONGO VALLEY BURGLARY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested late Monday night after a neighbor saw him burglarizing a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, about noon on Monday, a neighbor in the 11600 block of Rosewood Avenue in Morongo Valley saw a man, later identified as Anthony Canales, 57, climbing over a

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, March

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID McCHESNEY TO TEACH AT CACTUS MART

Renowned nature photographer David McChesney, a Joshua Tree resident, with be teaching a series of classes at the Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley this spring. Reporter Dan Stork chatted with him about those classes and other works McChesney has in progress…

Z107.7: When are the classes going to be, David?

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA AND MORONGO VALLEY

An argument over a cell phone led to an arrest of a Yucca Valley man, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department to report that Ernest Finister, 52, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6400 block of India Avenue in Yucca

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD THREATENED WITH DISSOLUTION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Board heard they are under threat of dissolution and being taken over by the County… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, General Manager Donna Munoz confirmed a LAFCO requirement

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MEMORIAL TO DEAD WOMAN STOLEN

A memorial for a Yucca Valley woman who died 2 ½ years ago was reported stolen Monday. In June 2012, Jennifer “Nikki” Alkire-Woolworth, 27, went for a walk from Yucca Valley to Morongo Valley with her small dog, Lucy, but never arrived at her destination. Her family suspects she may

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT, DIRECTOR CENSURE POSSIBLE

Morongo Valley’s CSD Board may censure a director, among other items in their agenda tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a close look… A lot of business is on the agenda for tonight’s 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, including possible censure of a director in connection with

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WE REVIEW, “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER” AT GROVES THEATER

The Groves Cabin Theater production of the Tennessee Williams classic “Suddenly Last Summer” opened last Saturday night. The play is an intense, dark drama filled with suspense and mystery. It’s the shocking story of the tragic death of a young poet. Reviewer Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review… Donette

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RASH OF BURGLARIES IN MORONGO VALLEY

At least three residents reported burglaries and attempted burglaries of vehicles in Morongo Valley over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Saturday to report that a man was trying to break into a Honda Civic in the 49500 block of Paradise

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE PURCHASE PUT ON HOLD—FOR NOW

The purchase of a new Fire Engine for Morongo Valley has been put on hold, for now anyway. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s CSD meeting, and explains… The board of directors for the Morongo Valley Community Services District put their discussion about a new fire engine on

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork describes the limited agenda… At a special meeting on February 11, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will continue a discussion begun at its January 28 meeting—possible action regarding purchase and/or repair of the fire engine.

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PROPOSED DESERT PROTECTION ACT WOULD AFFECT OUR MORONGO BASIN

Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced legislation that would create two new national monuments in our region of the California desert and designate six new wilderness areas. The California Desert Protection Recreation Act of 2015 seeks to create the Mojave Trails National Monument, protecting 942,000 acres of federal land between Joshua

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MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY MEETS TOMORROW

The Art Colony of Morongo Valley holds its monthly meetings the second Wednesday of every month in the multi-purpose room at Covington Park in Morongo Valley. The meeting begins with a potluck lunch at noon. The Art Colony’s gift shop in the Covington Park community center has fine art, photography,

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MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY CELEBRATES GIFT SHOP TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will honor their own gift shop tomorrow. Managing Editor Tamil Roleff explains… The Art Colony of the Morongo Valley will celebrate the first anniversary of its gift shop—and 51st anniversary of the Art Colony— at a special event Saturday, February 7. There will be a

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RYAN SNIFFIN TOMORROW

Ryan Sniffin, a resident of Yucca Valley his entire life, was murdered January 20 over $20. He was 20 years old. Ryan Sniffin is survived by his fiancée, Amanda Lopez, his parents, Mike and Paula Sniffin, and brothers, Cody Sniffin and Chris Sniffin, all of Yucca Valley. He was a

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